1. Introducing the Respect Beer® Society. Upgrading your account to a Society membership entitles you to more than a dozen awesome perks, from discounts, to add-free browsing, extended users stats, and much more. Join today.
  2. BEER FEST ALERT: Don't miss FUNK Boston: A Wild & Sour Beer Fest on June 14-15!

Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau | Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.

Your Rating: None
Want it   Got it 
Kasteel Cuvée Du ChateauKasteel Cuvée Du Chateau
BA SCORE
4.08/5
Exceptional
495 Ratings
Kasteel Cuvée Du ChateauKasteel Cuvée Du Chateau
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Belgium
vanhonsebrouck.be

Style: Belgian Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,347
Reviews:
166
Ratings:
495
pDev:
11.52%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
115
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 495 |  Reviews: 166
Photo of zbelair
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aszatk01
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Zet
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

According to its label, this is brewed to taste like a ten year matured Kasteel Donker. I have no idea how you can brew maturity, so I'll just judge the results. Same nice dark brown colour again, with a modest layer of foam. A nose filled with dark fruits, malt, wood, cinnamon, alcohol and yeast. Same flavours in the taste, which is less sweet than the original and also has a nice tartness mixed in. A medium to full bodied mouth feel. It's still not exceptional, but a nice complex yet balanced quad nonetheless and yes, indeed a better version than its original in my opinion.

 582 characters

Photo of marcrech
4.3/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty impressive beer. Similar to their Trippel, but not quite a tasty or complex.

83 characters

Photo of Wolvmar
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

11.2 oz bottle. Says it’s a 2014 vintage but no bottled on date or best before date that I could see. Purchased at Barrels & Vines.

Pour: poured into a pint glass. Dark, deep muddy brown. Thin tan head that held in well with a thick ring and moderate bubble lacing. Someone said it looks a bit like sewer water...unfortunately there’s some truth to that.

Nose: lots of dark fruit. Nutmeg, cinnamon, holiday spices. Hint of alcohol.

Taste: toasted bready malts. Spice, dark fruit, a little orange peel. Some dark chocolate, a little oatmeal. Lots going on. Some alcohol heat on the backend.

Mouthfeel: moderate carbonation. Not real thick but has substance. Clean finish.

Overall: really like this. Would pair well with roasts, steak, game. Great by itself as well.

 778 characters

Photo of Eltrandos
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ptarmigan98
4.93/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of heddar33
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Simon212
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DioS
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Brycezawada
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DylanBrkhff
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zknight
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sraufstok
4.77/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StormAles
4.94/5  rDev +21.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of -steve-
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of irishkyle21
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DannyBaldoni
4.64/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of taxandbeerguy
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle served fairly cold into a chalice. LCBO purchase for about $3.25 CDN.

Appearance - Dark brown in color with honey brown hues in direct light. Some haze and capped with a finger plus of light tan head that takes forever to go away. Plenty of lacing left around the glass.

Smell - Yeast, butterscotch, hints of cinnamon and vanilla with some dark fruits like plums and raisins coming through. Fig interwoven as well. Aromatic and a great balance of subtle aromas. Honey seems relevant here as well.

Taste - Pretty much like the nose, with dark fruits, malty butterscotch and sponge toffee, bits of vanilla, honey and cinnamon. Dark fruits kind of weave in and out of the flavor at times. Very little detectable alcohol.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and dense, creamy, finishes dry with lots of carbonation. Booze is well hidden here.

overall - A very enjoyable quad, a great sipper that is on the sweeter side of things with the butterscotch and sponge toffee combo. Dark fruits well ingrained too, but just a delightful sipper all around. I should probably pick up a couple of bottles for some aging, see if this progresses at all and if there is any difference. Alcohol really well hidden on this 22 proof quad.

 1,220 characters

Photo of quadmad
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

$4.25 from the LCBO. Served at cellar temp into a Leffe chalice. Minimal light tan head. Lacing on glass after a swirl. Wonderful aroma- can't quite place it. Slight burn on the back of the throat.
Easy to drink this quite frequently

 238 characters

Photo of nullbort
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Cramshawbar
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Indeed, this is way too sweet, but still, a work of art.
The plums and raisins come through strong, and to a lesser extent the cinnamon and brown sugar (and perhaps clove). The alcohol is not covered and it feels as boozy as it is. And yet, the price-point for it here in Toronto is excellent. It's worth the try.

 314 characters

Photo of kitch
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle with a best before date of June 2019. Poured into a Chimay goblet glass.

Appearance: Dark brown in colour with a thin less than half finger tanned head that dissipated quickly and left only sparse lacing.

Aroma: Sweetish dark fruit, raisin, prunes, plum, caramel malt, toffee, malt with hints of nutmeg and clove.

Taste: Sweet, raisin, prunes, doughy, bready with hints of wood and a boozy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: Quite nice, but really on the verge of being a bit too sweet for me.

 555 characters

Photo of trickykid
3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Kasteel Cuvée Du Chateau from Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V.
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 495 ratings